Whether you’re peeing in the street in your wedding dress or your top falls down in the middle of the ceremony, you need someone there who is just as prone to mortifying moments as you are. Your friends are special because they love to get as unhinged as you do, and no matter how gross and inappropriate you are, you’re always in a safe space with them.
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You’ve got friends in high places. Sometimes you have to step aside a little bit because their light shines so bright, but you know how lucky you are to be surrounded by such talented and passionate people. Bonus: They give ridiculously amazing wedding gifts.
You value quality over quantity when it comes to friends. Your bridesmaid isn’t just your BFF, she’s your soul sister — the kind of person who makes you laugh hysterically one second and gives you real talk the next. You might even question why you aren’t marrying HER instead.
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You and your crew of female best friends are like a scary girl gang. OK, maybe not actually scary, but scary in terms of how incredibly self-assured, wild, and crazy you are. You would lie down on the train tracks for each other because you’re totally die-hard, not to mention a little obsessive and impulsive. Bonus: Your bridesmaids look AMAZING in the flower crowns you’ve chosen to complement your bohemian-themed wedding.
You and your friends are hilarious together. So hilarious that you actually feel bad for the people who don’t get to partake. You’re incredibly obnoxious when you’re all in the same room, which maybe you would feel self-conscious about if you weren’t having SO MUCH FUN.
You run with the bad girls, and are always in need of a partner in crime. Even though you’ve maybe made some bad decisions in the past, your friends are always there to catch you when you fall.
You’re living the scrappy and tumultuous life of a twentysomething, but your female friends are your THERAPY. You’re not immune to making mistakes (lots of them, actually), but your best friends are there to make the good times better and the hard times easier.
Your bridal crew is made up of girls you’ve known forever. Maybe you’ve been friends since grade school, but no matter how long you go without talking, things snap back to the way things were whenever you’re in the same room together. You appreciate those who have got an old soul, and firmly believe that you were friends in a past life.
Your bridesmaids are the girls you have an unbreakable bond with. Even if you’re sitting around doing absolutely nothing, you still have the best time together. You laugh at one another’s dumb jokes, put up with one another’s erratic moods, and know their embarrassing stories inside and out. You still haven’t outgrown slumber parties, and a good gossip sesh with the ladies is like FOOD FOR YOUR SOUL.